"Hello again Laura:
One fairly recent book that I like is Serafina Cuomo's "Ancient Mathematics", London: Routledge, 2001. It does not span quite as many centuries as does Klein, stopping with the C6 CE, i.e. to about the end of the…"
I think everyone that reads this book for the first time has some trouble with the style, the subject matter, and the line of argument. I did.
You might read the last paragraph of Chapter 9. There Klein clearly (ha!) states what his plan…"
My comments here may have already been eclipsed by the rest of the thread. Nonetheless, I hear you (or read you), and I myself once read this book for the first time; it was almost worse than "Ulysses", if that means…"
Precarious indeed. Since Burkert's book was published in '62 and translated into English a decade later, scholarship has not been very kind to Pythagoras--to say the least. You might have a look at Burnyeat's reviews of a…"
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Former lecturer (upper division & graduate) at the university level, one book published, another one in the works on foundations of math. I'm also a Greek translator for the Suda online project, www.stoa.org/sol, and come here from the Klein list on Yahoo.
Mathematics, computer science, computational physics, and philosophy academic background. Long time research scientist in semiconductor equipment industry, now R&D + manager-type doofus in biotech.
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